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CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:00am EST
does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i join with my earlier colleague on acknowledging the 150th year of the emancipation proclamation, what a moving moment. last evening at the national archives when i read the words, hence forth these slaves are freed. i rise with a more optimistic view and a view that says that we have the opportunity to do what is right by the american people. but we must also recognize that we have to tell truth. at the end of the clinton administration this nation had $5 trillion in surplus. with wasteful tax cuts and spending by our republican friends, we find ourself in this deficit. i don't know what my decision will be as we move forward on this issue of the fiscal cliff, but i will say this, we will not tolerate the american people being held hostage over the debt ceiling. and these unhelpful cuts that will cut into those who are the most vulnerable. that will not be the pathwa
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
not a member, rose after the religious left in the form of the reverend martin luther king and jesse jackson, etc., etc. the religious right was provoked into politics. the tradition among many protestants was political quietism. and then the supreme court decided that the constitution required that there be at exclusion of religion from the public square in the removal of prayer from schools. deeply offended a great many americans. 40 years ago, next month, they delivered the final provocation for the legitimate political purpose of trying to save the culture. i know a great many people work them up into a frenzy about the threats of theocracy. you use the comparison of iran. good lord. we are so far from any possible menace of religious orthodoxy. try to have a prayer at a high- school football game in texas. there is zero grounds. i do not see it. nor do i think in the members of the religious right, and i know many of them, any desire to tyrannize. they went into politics because they felt they were attacked. they want to be left alone. [applause] >> i appreciate you as a voice of reason
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